A personal perspective on Johnny Clegg, South-African musical icon and anti-apartheid activist
We had a sit down with Paolo Genovesi, global citizen, self-declared pro-Apartheid supporter, turned pan-Africanist. On the effect of music, musicians, and one musician in particular - Johnny Clegg - affected his life and altered his worldview. Sit back for a lengthy read of an interesting conversation that covers a lot of topics.
Paolo's story shows how political and/or social activism, be it via music art, or other means, can alter people's mindset, change their lives and that of others, for the betterment of all.
Maazi Ogbonnaya is an academic, writer and translator of the Igbo language. His work aims at preserving and reviving the language & culture of one of Africa's largest ethnic groups. UbuntuFM reached out to Mr. Ogbonnaya for this exclusive interview. Language is a culture. Culture is people. No one lives without language.
It has taken a tiny organism, SARS-CoV-2, to get even the most conservative traditionalists to accept that state institutions are essential to mobilizing national resources to protect and promote the common good. The fragilities of neoliberal economics have been laid bare.
Personal Perspectives #1: Richard Ali - book publisher and lawyer from Nigeria
Personal Perspectives is an interview series, a platform on which we invite people to share their perspective on issues that affect us all. Recently UbuntuFM was privileged to sit down and speak with Richard Ali, book publisher and lawyer from Nigeria.
Between 1966 and 1970, Biafra was all over the news media for those old enough to remember. What was called a war, was in fact a genocide comparable to the Rwandan genocide of the 90’s or worse. Let's fast forward from 1966 to Sept 12, 2017.
On the deportation of African nationals from Europe & America
Deportation of African nationals from Europe and America has come to be accepted as a norm;
just as normal as you would hear folks discuss corruption in Nigeria,
piracy in Somalia and fighting in the Congo.
A temporary ban from entering the USA. And for what reason?
President Trump’s executive order on immigration indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 d